Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall as the Texas Rangers sent the New York Yankees to their 10th loss in 11 games with a 5-2 victory on Sunday.
Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since the middle of last month, and Prince Fielder had three hits and two RBIs for the Rangers, who swept the three-game series and extended a winning streak to five for the first time since September last year.
In Los Angeles, Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the San Diego Padres broke loose, backing unbeaten James Shields in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-3.
The Padres had totaled just three runs in losing four straight games. Upton hit a slam in the first inning before Carlos Frias recorded an out and Will Middlebrooks later homered to help stake Shields (6-0) to a 9-0 lead through three.
The All-Star right-hander became the first Padres starter to win his first six decisions since 1985, when Andy Hawkins began 11-0.
Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer pitched into the eighth inning as the Indians extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 victory over slumping Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati have dropped eight in a row, their longest losing streak since 2009. The Reds have been outscored 54-19 during the streak that has dropped them to a season-worst seven games under .500 at 18-25.
The Pittsburgh Pirates trounced the New York Mets 9-1 for a three-game sweep after Francisco Liriano struck out 12 batters, while Bryce Harper drove in two runs and Gio Gonzalez outpitched Aaron Harang as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 for their eighth straight series win.
Nolan Arenado had four hits and four RBIs, leading Chad Bettis and the Colorado Rockies past the San Francisco Giants 11-2, and the Houston Astros slugged their way to another victory, rallying past the Detroit Tigers 10-8.
In other games, it was:
‧ Marlins 5, Orioles 2
‧ Red Sox 6, Angels 1
‧ Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3
‧ Braves 2, Brewers 1
‧ Cardinals 6, Royals 1
‧ Blue Jays 8, Mariners 2
‧ Athletics 7, Rays 2
‧ Twins 8, White Sox 1
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